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CAIRO – 28 November 2019: Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) held the opening ceremony of the university’s new campus on Monday, November 18.
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Fayza Abul Naga, E-JUST Board of Trustees (BoT) chairperson, Japanese Ambassador to Egypt Masaki Noke, and BoT member Hany Helal, along with leading officials who supervised campus construction.
Also, Director-General of Human Development Department in Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Jun Sakuma, and Chief Representative of JICA's Egypt Office Yoshifumi Omura were in attendance.
During the ceremony, E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarships for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) were announced. The STI is one of the initiatives highlighted at the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in August 2019.
JICA supports this initiative to establish a sustainable network among universities in Africa to develop human resources in the field of STI by supporting students and scholars in Africa. This aims at exchanging experiences within the continent and addressing common regional development issues.
Moreover, JICA and E-JUST are looking at linking the network with “ASEAN University Network-Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)", which has been supported by JICA since 2003. It consists of 26 member institutions in ASEAN with assistance from 14 Japanese supporting universities.
The scholarships will start in the fall semester of 2020; around 150 masters/doctoral students will be invited to study at E-JUST in the various fields of engineering and science related areas over 3 years.
The official announcement for the application is expected to start at the beginning of December 2019. For students to enroll in the fall semester beginning at September 2020, the submission of the application will be requested by Mid-February 2020.